Our internal administrative links page has eight section divs in two columns holding 60 links to a diverse range of destinations such as telephony servers, KVM's, powerboards, dozens of custom-written internal tools, server admin, KB's etc.
It has grown naturally as we add capabilities & systems over time.
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> The new thing here is making such devices as one-offs for researchers, rather than in quantity.
This seems accurate, but I'd go a bit further: by having on-the-fly generation from digital source, labware design can respond to on-the-spot needs in ways that generic or prefab labware can not.
By having the digital source generated by a clever program (rather than just drawn up in CAD or what-have-you), new possibilities would emerge. Someone could fire up their reaction vessel program and print a vessel optimised for certain characteristics which are unique to the experiment they want to run at that time.
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